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Music Therapy

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About Music Therapy
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional (MT-BC) who has completed an approved music therapy program. (AMTA, 1998).

Music Therapists can address therapeutic goals such as physical, social, communication, emotional, and cognitive, depending on the needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the individual treatment through creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words.

Some Common Music Therapy Goals
• Increase Speech Production
• Improve Receptive Language
• Improve Expressive Language
• Increase Verbal Responses
• Increase Eye Contact
• Increase Participation
• Improve Fine and Gross Motor Skills
• Increase Range of Motion
• Increase Coordination
• Increase Muscle Strength
• Improve Mood
• Increase Emotional Awareness
• Improve Coping Skills
• Increase Attention
• Provide sensory stimulation
• Reinforce academic skills